Radiographically dense

Radiographically dense

Difficult to see details of breast tissue on x ray.
Mentioned in: Mammography
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Breast cancer detection: using automated whole breast ultrasound and mammography in radiographically dense breasts.
Breast cancer detection using automated whole breast ultrasound and mammography in radiographically dense breasts.
This revolutionary technology promises to improve breast cancer detection, especially in young women and women of any age with radiographically dense breast tissue.
Although this has shown no significant difference in diagnostic accuracy between FFDM and SFM [15], the DMIST did show that digital mammography is more accurate in women under the age of 50 years, women with radiographically dense breasts, and premenopausal and perimenopausal women [15,16].
While fat appears dark on a mammogram, other areas of the breast are radiographically dense and look light, which is referred to as mammographic density.
A lot of "structured noise" is created by the overlap of normal radiographically dense structures.
Mammograms in women with radiographically dense breasts are more difficult to interpret, and may not reveal a cancer that is present.
This blinded, prospective, multi-center study (Kelly K, Dean J, et al, Breast cancer detection using automated whole breast ultrasound and mammography in radiographically dense breasts, Eur Radiol (2010) 20: 734-742) was designed to compare the screening performance of mammography alone with that of mammography plus SonoCine.
myNDMA proposes that National Mammography Day should instead be renamed National Digital Mammography Day, in recognition of the recent results published by the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that digital mammography is more accurate in women under the age of 50 years, women with radiographically dense breasts, and premenopausal or perimenopausal women.
Kelly KM, Dean J, Comulada WS, Sung-Jae L: "Breast Cancer Detection Using Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound and Mammography in Radiographically Dense Breasts" European Radiology (2010) 20: 734-742

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